Peter Carey is an Australian author who has won the Booker Prize twice, for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang.

He has also won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs). He was also shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for his entire body of work.

He is an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was born in Victoria, Australia, and lives in New York.

Other nominated books

Oscar and Lucinda
Prize winner
Theft: A Love Story
Parrot and Olivier in America